Johnny Shine is a member of the UCD Energy Institute Advisory Board and also serves as Chair of the Governance Committee of ESIPP, a major Energy Research Integration Programme. Since 2019 he has been working as a Senior Advisor with Greenlink Interconnector Ltd. which is developing a HVDC cable between Ireland and Wales. Johnny served as Managing Director of eir Networks from 2013 to 2016, where he led a major investment programme in its fibre and mobile networks before its sale to French company NJJ. Prior to this he was Deputy Chief Executive at ESB and was Chairman/Managing Director of ESB Networks (2003- 2009). He is a past President of the British Irish Chamber of Commerce and currently serves as Chairman of Dublin-based charity MTCT. Johnny holds an MBA and an Electrical Engineering Degree from University College Dublin, and is a Fellow of Engineers Ireland.